Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Toronto

The Federal
Beloved by foodies Toronto-wide, The Federal is known for serving incredible brunches and burgers in its petite, exposed-brick space.
C5
If you're in favour of the two birds/one stone philosophy, then you'll like this gastronomic experience within a world-class museum.
Roosevelt Room
Slip down this side alley and slide back into the Old Hollywood of the roaring twenties.
Senses
Jet-fresh celebs who've checked into the Soho Met hotel love this five-star eatery on the hotel's ground floor.
Ame
Nota Bene
This is fail-safe fine-dining: a large creamy room with flattering light and unobtrusive music, a smart-casual dress code and an exquisite menu.
Blowfish
Blowfish has been a word on everyone's lips since it opened here in 2003.
Canteen
The Black Hoof
There's always a stampede for the Black Hoof, so stick on your spurs and get in there early because it doesn't take reservations (or credit cards).
Scarpetta Toronto
If the Thompson Hotel is Toronto's shiny new box, then Scarpetta is the jewel inside.
Sassafraz
After suffering a fire in 2006, this Yorkville legend rose like a phoenix to re-embrace its coterie the following year.
Origin
Who wants molecular gastronomy for dinner every night? Not culinary wizard Claudio 'Colborne Lane' Aprile, who went and opened this more affordable, less showy second venture.
Lucien
If you are looking for real Russian cuisine, then look no further than increasingly popular Lucien.
Lee
A genius 'celebrity' chef and a discreet, informal restaurant experience are rarely peas in the proverbial pod.
Colborne Lane
Chef Claudio Aprile is Toronto's answer to Heston Blumenthal, and this is where he performs his molecular gastronomy theatrics.
Buca
If the term hadn't been so abhorrently cheapened, we'd tell you that Buca has the X-Factor...
Boehmer
If it feels like you're eating in a redeveloped auto garage, that's because you are.

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